"I have abandoned the 'no work' principles of letting nature do all the work. I tried that, and I ended up with a nightmarish wilderness, a horrific mess which I found painful just to think about, let alone actually get out and work on. This year, I have gone back to traditional methods and used hard toil…the result is that the small vegetable garden is a delight to work in and I look forward to my sessions in it, rather than dreading them as before…gardens need a lot of tending." p. xvi
~Tom Hodgkinson, Brave Old World
The author is speaking of gardening here, but it occurred to me that one could draw a lot of parallels to our task as parents in raising our children as well. Something I've been chewing on anyhow…
My Bookbag This Week:
Devotional: The Daily Office Lectionary Readings and Prayers from The Trinity Mission, The Cloud of Witness (Gell), A Sacrifice of Praise (poetry anthology, edited by Trott)
Theological: Wisdom and Wonder (Kuyper)
AO Book Discussion Group: Paradise Lost (Milton)
Personal Choice: The Scent of Water (Goudge)
With my Hubby: Pride and Prejudice (Austen)
Family Read-Aloud Literature: The Story of the Treasure Seekers (Nesbit)
*I am also reading Scouting the Divine (Feinburg) with a women's group at church and Charlotte Mason's Volume 6 for a local CM book club, but these meetings are infrequent and so I just read the brief section assigned as our meetings come up. They aren't really part of my regular reading rotation as the rest of these are.
** Yes. My hubby is actually reading Pride and Prejudice with me. And enjoying it....
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